GBSLEP ERDF Priority 4 Transitional Area Workshop – 22/8/17

Date

22 August 2017

Time

09:30 – 12:30

Location

Baskerville House, 2 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2ND

Organisers

SWM, supported by Solihull Council TA team

The event

There is money remaining in the GBSLEP Priority 4 (low carbon) aspect of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) pot that is required to be spent on low carbon projects across the LEP area. Part of this money is ring-fenced to be spent in the GBSLEP ‘Transitional Areas,’ i.e. the Cannock Chase, East Staffs, Lichfield and Tamworth districts of Staffordshire and only a small amount of this money has been allocated, leaving £1.9m remaining.

As such, a particular focus of this workshop is to explore whether there is scope to work with NHS Trusts across these areas to implement some low carbon projects. NHS Trusts are eligible as ‘public buildings’ under Priority 4 and could provide some excellent carbon savings from a variety of energy efficiency or retrofit projects, for example.

However, this workshop is also open to anyone else who either wants to look at potentially implementing a project in the area (working with the NHS or not), or who has any ideas of projects that could be suitable. Remember, whilst the beneficiaries of the project need to be located in the Transitional Areas, organisations running the project can be located anywhere.

There is £1.8m remaining in the more developed GBSLEP funding pot (I.e. the rest of the GBSLEP geography), therefore you are also welcome to attend if you have any project ideas relevant to areas outside the four Staffordshire districts. There will also be an opportunity to identify and discuss potential projects, and we will also be providing you with an update on ERDF and its requirements, as well as a chance to network with colleagues.

Booking and further information

Please register your place here. One space left (as of 18/8/17). Registration closes at 12pm on 21 August.